5 things to see and do across Derbyshire this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 16:19 19 October 2020 | UPDATED: 16:37 19 October 2020

Chatsworth Christmas 2020. (Credit Chatsworth House Trust)

Chatsworth Christmas 2020. (Credit Chatsworth House Trust)

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Fun for all the family this festive season in Chesterfield, Chatsworth, Castleton, Cromford and Heanor

Chatsworth Christmas 2020. (Credit Chatsworth House Trust)Chatsworth Christmas 2020. (Credit Chatsworth House Trust)

Christmas is likely to be different for most of us in 2020, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still plenty to see and do with the family this festive season.

Why not try these activities which will all be taking place in the coming weeks and months (at the time of writing and Covid regulations depending).

1 CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH

Christmas at Chatsworth just sounds magical doesn’t it? Take in the festive season in the grandeur of Chatsworth House, where no expense will be spared in creating a Christmas to remember for all the family from November 7. Details at www.chatsworth.org.

Castleton (Getty Images)Castleton (Getty Images)

2 A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES, CHESTERFIELD

What’s Christmas without Christmas trees? With Chesterfield’s famous ‘Crooked Spire’ the focal point, more than 80 fully-decorated Christmas trees will be on display to get the family well and truly into the festive spirit from November 14. Free, with donations to the church gratefully received. Details at www.visitpeakdistrict.com/whats-on.

3 CHRISTMAS GREAT RIDGE GUIDED WALK, CASTLETON

Make your own wreath in Cromford (Getty Images)Make your own wreath in Cromford (Getty Images)

Christmas and walking definitely go hand in hand. This popular six-mile walk, led by a professional guide, begins at Castleton and follows an easy route to the stunning Mam Tor. Walks begin on November 21 and continue on select days up to and including December 20. Details at www.visitpeakdistrict.com/whats-on.

4 CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING AT CROMFORD MILLS

If you’re into your arts and crafts and want the satisfaction having your very own homemade Christmas wreath hung proudly on your front door, this one is for you – all with a lovely ambiance of background festive music and refreshments provided. Details at www.cromfordmills.org.uk/events.

5 ELF TRAIL AT SHIPLEY COUNTRY PARK

At just £1 per child, Shipley Country Park’s visitor centre, near Heanor, is the place to be for family fun this Christmas, with lots of elf-themed activities on offer, including a Christmas-themed trail and an elf activity sheet to complete. Details at www.madeinderbyshire.org/events.

*Please note, all activity subject to Covid-19 regulations. Please check before booking or travelling.

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